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LOCAL AND GENERAL

The Crown Princess of Denmark is the tallest Princess in the world. Her height is announced to be Git Sin. The following letters from places beyond the colony were received at the Ashburton Post Office during the month of August, and are still lying unclaimed :—Samuel Thorn and Michael Grace. A bronze medalandcertificate of the Royal Humane Society has been presented to Robert Moore, and ft certificate to Thomai Barron, of Auckland, for rescuing persons from drowning. Jones: "I believe that liquor rightly used is a blessing to humanity. Wlvm I was ill last year, I believe that brandy saved my life." Smith: "That may be so, bni how does that prove that br&ncjy is a blessing to humanity!" We are requested by the Secretary of the Ashburton tlas Company to state that, the price charged for gas in the district is 13s 4d per 1000 feet net cash for illuminating purposes, and s)s 2d per 1000 feet for gas engines and stoves. We would remind those who have not already attended to the matterthatto-niorrow is the last day upon which claims to be entered upon the electoral roll will be received. The writs for the new election will be issufid tjje following day, after which no claims for enrolment will b.e entertained. The Bendigo Ark Gallery, at Sandhurstwhich has just been opened, will be kep* open on Sunday afternoons. On the firs* Sunday there were 1400 visitors. In spite of strongendeavour the Melbourne gallery and public library is kept closed on Sundap, The discovery of a coal field of great extent at the Cape of Qo^d Hope is announced by Cape papers brought by the steamer Gulf of Mexico, which arrived at Melbourne, recently. The account states that' the coal l is of Bxcellen£ quality, being equal to Welsh coal. ' ; We learn that Mr Henry Zander, of! Ashburton, has purchased a complete electri» light plant, with which he intends to illuminate completely his place of business as well as his privatw residence. The installation will take place probably about' Christinas.

In conversation with the A. and P. Association's secretary i.v/lay. we received front him a, suggestion wliicTi Js roai^y worthy °i consideration. It waaftHho effect tliajbaimoth (lower anil poultry shows ha'vei died out in A3hlmrton of late, and as neither poultry, we<4, grain, flour, meal, roots,' nor fruits are ?xlubiTetjl ajt. #$ annual show of the Association, a)!:*^uf\inju' '#?? 4?«ld. Jicld by ■the A.■■and £. Of. 80ft»e s.ucfi fcuM^g m .fcfte Tovn W»H, »* «*.«& .teVTO. ?**s above be qiisj^(a.y«il.' He purposes having Uu»#^'|jlt?MM #Me to *W A- a??" 1?Committee, ami it ji ri? thjuk we could almoit guarantee' tm "aw.^^t

The Princess of Wale* has a collection of lace worth something like LSO.OOO.

Rev Dr Talmage lives in a luxuriously furnished house in New York, and has an income of about L 12,000 a year.

Mr J. W. Sawle announces himself m this issue ac a candidate for the Ashbtirton electorate. Mr Sawle will address the electors in the Oddfellows' Hall on Wednesday, the 12th instant. Mr H. M. Jones has decided not to stand.

A lad named Duncn was crushed to death at Denniston on Saturday. He was getting coal from an old outcrop, when an immense stone fell, crushing his leg and the lower part of his body. Death ensued in, * ; few minutes.

By an advertisement in another column it will be seen that "Ashore and Afloat" has been postponed till the 18th and 19th November, and tickets already sold will be available for both nights of the performance, there will b« a full {rehearsal on Tuesday.

Mrs Miller, wife of the Governor of North Dakota, dropped into the office of a uewspapsr at Dryden, N.Y., recently 'and set a couple of sticksful of matter, as a reminder of the old days when she was a compositor in that office and the Governor was " making up " to her. (

Tea is refreshing to grown up people, but to children it is nothing less than pernicious. A child should drink nothing but water or milk, or both together, before ten years old. If after that tea is given, it ought to be very weak. It should not be given at all to nervous children, for whom cocoa or milk is preferable.

The Christchurch tradesmen having declined to accept perforated silver coinssaid to be the work of Chinamen ,to secure the silver borings—the damaged money is finding its way very extensively into 'the church collection boxes. In one offertory of £1 11s no less than 4s 8d of perforated and defaced coinage was found.

On August 16 Messrs Harland and Wolff. Belfast, launched the steamship Georgian! for Messrs Ley land and Co., oi Liverpool. The Georgian is 441 feet long, 45 feet beam, and 344 feet deep, and is the,largest cargo boat afloat, being capable of carrying nearly 7000 tons dead weight. She has two decks completely fitted for carrying cattle to the number of about 1000.

The " Tiinaru Herald" says:—The following weights in lbs per bushel of some seeds and grains exhibited at the show by Mr W. Quinn, Makikihi, are a good way over the market standards. Mr Quinn says he never heard of ryegrass seed so heavy—by 1$ lbs -. —Ryegrass seed 37£, cocksfoot 20|, short oats 52, long tartars 47, barley 62, Tuscan ,wheat 67, velvet 65, peas 71.

A Scotch blacksmith being asked the meaning of metaphysics, explained it as follows: —" Weel, Geordie, its just like this. When the pairty that .listens disna ken what the pairty that speaks means, and when the pairty that speaks disna ken what he means himseP, that's " metaphee3ics." Many a lecture of an hour's length had no better results.

Mmc Blavatsky, the high priestess of theosophy, weighs 300 pounds, through eating nothing but tomatoes, nuia, raisins, and jucy fruits, and drinking hot water. She wears a black silk slip, made baby fashion, belted at the waist with a draw string, and and lives day and night in a parlour carriage she is wheeled frwn room to room in her London house.

Miss Charlotte Mary Yonge, who, a generation ago, qonquered the worlds of sentimental youth with her "Heir of Redclyffe " and " Hearts-ease "—the proceeds of which she gay« to the cause of church missions in New Zealand—finds no exemption from work in her sixty-seven active years, bat is busily engaged on her 101 st book, which is to be a story of the time of Vespasian.

On Saturday the body of a woman was found in the Heathcote river. It proved to be that of Mr 3 Seabourne, wife of Mr J. Seabourne, baker, Sydenham. Her husband missed her on Friday night, and found the following note in the bedroom:—"Jack, by the time you get this I will be no more. I make a hole in the water." At the inquest on +he body the evidence showed deceased to be twenty-nine yeara of age, and the mother of seven children. Deceased recently complained of pains in her head, and had bpen much depressed.

Seldom indeed is a Parliament entreated to impose a new tax. But the thing has just happened at Washington, where the League of Women connected with commerce and industry has petitioned the Committee of Ways and Means to tax every box of cigarettes to the exteat of a dollar. The petition is on the score of mercy. Ii is shown that epilepsy and mental disorders have increased 10 per cent in establishments Avhere women smoke. The use of tobacco among women and girls in America is declared to be lamentably on the increase.

In Ashburton yesterday there was a fairly heavy rainfall, accompanied at intervals with slight showers of hail. A correspondent at Ruapuna writes to the effect that the experience of the people in his district was the reverse of pleasant in regard to hail. He says :—" There was a terrible hail storm here on the 2nd inst. at 2 p.m., which did a great deal of damage to the promising cropß at Ruapuna. I measured some of the largest of the hailstones and found them to be 1J inch in diameter. They also weighed an average of 60 to the pound. The storm has totally destroyed the flower and vegetable gardens, has broken glass windows, and driven some of the glass 12 feet across the room, and neither was it pleasant for young lambs that had not much shelter."

A meeting in connection with the "New Zealand Wesleyan Home Mission was held in the Schoolroom, Greenstreet, last Wednesday. Although it was the first meeting of the kind ever held in the district, there was a good attendance of the residents, who were deeply interested in the proceedings. The meeting was opened with singing ana prayer, and Mr W. H. Collins was voted to the chair. In his address the Chairman urged the importance of the work undertaken in connection with' the Home Mission move* ment. The Rev J. N.. Buttle gave very full and, detailed information concerning the Maori and Scandinavian Mission?, as also about what was described as the Settlers' Mission, i.e., church work in thinly populated districts. Mr H. M. Jones also delivered »,n address, after which a cqltaction was taken up amounting to £1,

Hollow ay's Ointment akd Pills. — Coughs, Influenza. —The soothing properties of these medicaments render them well worthy of trial in all diseases of the respiratory organs. In common oelds and influenza, the pills, taken internally, and the ointment rubbed over the chest and throat, are exceeding efficacious. When influenza is epidemic this treatment is the easiest, safest, and surest. Holloway's Pills purify the blood, remove all obstacles to its free «irculatiori through the'lungs, relieve the overgorged air tubes, and render respiration free, without reducing the s>rgngth, irritating the nerves, or depressing the spirits; such are the ready means of escaping from suffering when afflicted with colds, coughs, bronchitis, and other chest complaints, by which the health of so many is seriously and permanently injured in most countries.

The best medicine known is SANDER and SONS' EUCALPTI EXTRACT. Test ita eminent powerful effects in coughs, colds, influenza, etc.—the relief is instantaneous. Ttiousands give the most gratifying testimony. 'Ifis Majesty jfche King of Italy, and medical syndicates all '^ver''iiie glqbe, are its patrons. Bead the official reports that accompany each bottle. We have no occ»» sion to offer rewards in proof of the genuineness of our references. The official reports of medical clinics and universities, the I official communication of the Consul-General for Italy at Melbourne; the diploma awarded International Exhibition, Amsterdam—all these are authentic documents, and, as such, not open to doubt. We acid here epitome of one of the various cases treated by Siegon, ty,D , Profess^, etp, I}urnj»)g, «f hang through tiie Explosion of a, anwl ail s]fcoVe. T^ho-epidermis oii the voIiV arid palmer side of 'the hand of th« thirty-year old patient was completely separated and lifted tip as far as th« joint of the handThe likewise lifted nails were hanging loor* ifid h|}l of the wh»}n« of the n»ij of $6 S'lui* ftn^er coalod, 'She wound* tft«s etosracsiF iteafclf 'In'""' !'weJJir 'urn^r , <siUy application of Eucalypti Extract dressing. The patient has retained the fujl \ w^ft|ie^»i'-(^yt.r ■■ ■-"■■■■■ "\-i

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2560, 3 November 1890

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